Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of protruding.
  • noun The state of being protruded.
  • noun Something that protrudes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of protruding or thrusting forth, or the state of being protruded.
  • noun That which stands out beyond something adjacent; that which protrudes or projects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of protruding or thrusting forward, or beyond the usual limit.
  • noun The state of being protruded, or thrust forward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The act of protruding.
  • noun uncountable The state of being protruded.
  • noun countable Anything that protrudes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
  • noun the act of projecting out from something

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin prōtrūsus, past participle of prōtrūdere, to protrude; see protrude + –ion.]

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